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October/November 2006, Issue no. 150
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IPM NEWS --- international IPM news and programs

Weeds Sneak a Free Ride
Nearly 30 percent of family vehicles checked during a survey conducted in Victoria, AUSTRALIA, carried hitch-hiking noxious weed seeds, most often in the interior rather than underneath the car.

One 4-wheel drive wagon hauled 53 species of weed seed, more than could be expected on most farm machinery, observed weed scientist M. Moerkerk in a presentation to the recent Australian Weeds Conference.

Weed seeds, noted Dr. Moerkerk, are most likely to be deposited in vehicles by footwearespecially shoe laces, as well as by equipment and clothing. When in the field visiting areas infested by noxious or invasive plants, "we need to do a simple check of our gear and clothing" before re-entering a vehicle, he advised.

Moerkerk also cautioned that weed seeds found in a vehicle or on personal gear need to be carefully disposed of in a way that prevents them from germinating and spreading their presence. -> M. Moerkerk, Victorian Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Private Bag 260, Horsham VIC 3401, AUSTRALIA. Michael.Moerkerk@dpi.vic.gov.au. excerpted with thanks from The Border Mail; thanks to M. Moerkerk and S. Lloyd for information.

Boxed Technology Aids Small Holders in Africa
Playing loosely on the old saw that "good things come in small packages," a recent report credits small boxes of agricultural inputs seed, fertilizer, herbicidewith contributing to a trend of social improvement for small holders in rural South Africa.

Each box contains the correct amount of hybrid or genetically modified maize seed (farmers choice), pre-plant and post-emergence herbicides, a voucher for fertilizer, plus pictograph instructions, specifically designed for use by (often illiterate) growers who farm lands ranging from .25 to 5 hectares (.5 to 12 acres).

The boxes, or Combi-Packs, are produced by multinational Monsanto Co., and are marketed as Xoshindlala, a Zulu word roughly meaning 'chase away hunger' notes K. Boudreaux, the report's author. Combi-Packs are promoted for use in conjunction with no-till or minimum-till practices. Growers using the boxed inputs and recommended strategies report increased yields as well as less labor needed for hand weeding and tilling. A further benefit cited by the report, "Seeds of Hope: Agricultural Technologies and Poverty Alleviation in Rural South Africa," was decreased soil erosion and water runoff.

The 52-page report (tinyurl.com was published in August 2006 as Policy Comment No. 6 in the Mercatus Policy Series from the Mercatus Center at George Mason Univ., Washington, DC, USA, and is tied in with Enterprise Africa!, a free-market effort co-sponsored by nonprofit organizations. Information for the report is based on a survey, on-site interviews, and other material.


* A new study says, of an estimated A billion annual agricultural loss due to pest plants in Australia, 20 percent is born by consumers through higher food costs. -> J. Sinden, JSinden@une.edu.au.

* An important omnivorous predator in cotton fields,Geocoris punctipes(big-eyed bug), revealed no lethal or sub lethal effect from Bt-cotton. -> J.B. Torres, JTorres@ufrpe.br.

* Field studies indicated thatBrassicaspp. (canola) can be a use- ful rotation crop in the southeastern USA for management of take-all of wheat, caused byGaeumannomyces graminisvar.tritici -> B.M. Cunfer, BCunfer@griffin.uga.edu.

* DNA screening revealed that resistance of Pectinophora gossypiell (pink bollworm) to Bt cotton remains rare even after a decade of exposure. -> B.E. Tabashnik, BruceT@ag.arizona.edu.


As with taxes and death, computer-related problems are inevitable. The technically knowledgeable say there is no escape, a cyber calamity will happen sooner or later. For IPMnet NEWS, it was recent, and it was, well, semi-devastating, if that apparent contradiction can be used. A considerable amount of time and work flew off into cyberspace with just a keystroke or two, unpleasantly delaying completion of this issue and prompting a frantic scramble to recover as much material as possible.

All of this fine whine is prologue to an apology in advance to all who generously provided information or material that was subsequently lost at this end. A reconstruction attempt was undertaken, but with limited results. Thus, if an event, or a title, or some other item you supplied is not found in this issue, please exercise your boundless patience and re-submit it if at all possible.

On the brighter side, IPMnet, IPMnet NEWS, and IPMnet CALENDAR have just complete 13 years of continuous global IPM support publishing (almost short circuited by those digital devils in the computer) and herewith commence a 14th year. As ever, the underwriters and those involved with origination and nurture of IPMnet take the opportunity to vigorously salute the myriad NEWS recipients now representing 143 nations, and extend a hearty wish for ongoing success with IPM efforts.

Cordially, A.E. Deutsch, editor/coordinator IPMnet NEWS
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IPM MEDLEY --- publications and other IPM information resources


Note to AUTHORS, EDITORS, AND PUBLISHERS: IPMnet NEWS welcomes mentioning any publication focused on, or related to, crop or amenity plant IPM. To assure coverage, please send a review copy of the publication along with full information to IPMnet NEWS (see address at end of this file). Thanks. ....................... {$} = indicates a publication can be purchased, or that there may be charges for handling and postage.

Responding to the need for a general text on the topic of biocontrol built on predatory or parasitic insects, M.A. Jervis and a group of international experts have prepared an extensive monograph, *INSECTS AS NATURAL ENEMIESA PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE*. The hardbound, 2005 work discusses almost every aspect of insects as biocontrol agents and in- corporates a definite practical thrust for research in the field, such as expert advice on which experiments or observations to perform and the hands-on "how to" for conducting them. From the basic elements of biology right through to contemporary mating disruption techniques, Dr. Jervis and colleagues have covered the material. The 758-page volume, said to be a "considerably updated and expanded version" of a 1996, 491-page publication by Jervis and N. Kidd, offers dozens of black/white drawings and photos to complement the text, as well as a massive reference list, plus a genus and species index. {$} -> Springer, 233 Spring St., New York, NY 10013, USA. Fax: 1-212-460-1575. service-ny@springer.com. Phone: 1-212-460-1500. Web. www.springer.com.

A newer series of three decision guides from the Univ. of Califor- nia provide "road maps" for successfully applying IPM to manage insect and pathogen pests of selected fruits and nuts, as derived from years of field research and experimentation. Titled *SEASONAL GUIDE TO ENVI- RONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE PEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN ALMONDS*, and *SEASONAL GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE PEST MANAGEMENT PRAC- TICES IN PEACHES AND NECTARINES*, with a third edition for prunes expected soon, these compact, colorful, and informative 8-page pub- lications are based on stages of tree and crop growth. Information covers which pests can be expected during, for instance, the dormant period, and the IPM-based approaches for managing them. Optimum timing of pest monitoring is given, along with a suggested range of treatments, as needed. The reader-friendly text is augmented by full color photos, a graphically appealing design, and printing on heavy coated paper for in-field durability. Information in the Guides, while focused on Cal- ifornia conditions, should be applicable to many other locales. The only niggle: the Guides exclude any mention of weed management. The Guide for almonds is ANR pub. no. 21619, and for peaches/nectarines is 21625. {$} -> ANR Catalog, Univ. of California, 6701 San Pablo Ave., 2nd. Floor, Oakland, CA 94608-1239, USA. anrcatalog@ucdavis.edu. Fax: 1-510-643-5470. Web: danrcs.ucdavis.edu.

a 2006 technical monograph, begins with a chapter entitled, "Anthropogenic Impacts and Synthetic Surfactants as Pollutants of Aquatic Ecosystems," a clear signal as to author S. Ostroumov's concerns and focus. The hardbound work is said to provide a foundation for exploration of how hazardous wastes are absorbed in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The text presents information on actions required for remediation and restoring water quality. Approaches to counteract "toxic effects of man made surfactants using biological methods, including phytoremediation," are also dis- cussed in the 296-page work, as well as protection measures to improve water quality. {$} -> CRC Press, 6000 Broken Sound Pkwy., NW, Ste. 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA. Fax: 1-561-361-6018. 1-561-994-0555. order@taylorandfrancis.com. Web: www.crcpress.com.

Perhaps taking a page out of the successful series of Harry Potter stories, a slim, 168-page account of one the first academicians to study the physiology and biochemistry of the conflict between host and path- ogen, is creatively titled *HARRY MARSHALL WARD AND THE FUNGAL THREAT OF DEATH*. Author P.G. Ayres has effectively drawn on a variety of sources, including personal letters Marshall wrote to his family, to structure an intriguing biography around Marshall's discoveries about transmission of plant disease and his notable contributions to the development of physiological plant pathology studies. In explaining the importance of Marshall's work, Ayres points out, "he helped found a whole new sub- discipline .... which has sought to explain in physical and chemical terms the interactions between plants, their pathogens and the environment." The hardbound, 2005 publication includes 42 black and white illustrations. {$} APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121, USA. Web: www.shopapspress.org.


IPMnet NEWS welcomes mentioning any website, publication, CD, or video focused on, or related to, crop or amenity plant IPM. Please send a review copy of the item to the address at end of this file; for a website, send the URL to: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu.

The goal of a newer, active website is to facilitate data collection and sharing between individuals across the world engaged or interested in every aspect of tephritid fruit flies, from biology to management and economic impacts. Currently listing well over 600 "workers," the *TEPHRITID WORKERS DATABASE* (www.tephritid.org represents all manner of expertise, many of the listed people with direct involvement in the rapidly evolving technologies being applied to fruit fly man- agement. The free, non-commercial website and database encourages individuals to both list themselves and their professional profile, as well as use the database to make contact with colleagues and counterparts. Registration is easily accomplished using the site's electronic fill-in membership form. Several regions have organized into groups, such as the Tephritid Workers of Europe Africa and the Middle East (TEAM). In addition to the expanding database, the site includes links to other relevant activities and information sources. thanks to Insect Pest Control Newsletter for information.

The International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC) has published Version 3 of the *IOBC INTERNET BOOK OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL*, at www.unipa.it The publication, edited by J.C. van Lenteren, aims "to present the history, the current state of affairs and the future of biological control in order to show that this control method is sound, safe and sustainable." This resource includes 14 chapters and an appendix, as well as useful background information on an interest that was first formalized in 1948 and has now become IOBC-Global. A lengthy list of relevant papers and publications on the topic provides a valuable reference. -> J.C. van Lenteren, Lab. of Entomology, Wageningen Univ., PO Box 8031 6700 EH, Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS. Joop.vanLenteren@wur.nl.

The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) has revamped its acclaimed *Global Invasive Species Database* (GISD) to increase ease of accessing information. According to the Group, the GISDwhich has been online since 2000 and is said to be the world's leading source of free, authoritative information about introduced species that threaten native biodiversity and livelihoodsnow has improved content and functions. The site (www.issg.org importantly provides practical information about effective prevention and management options, and alerts viewers to the causes and significant consequences of in- vasive species. The GISD is also available in CD-ROM format, available on request. -> M. Browne, issg@auckland.ac.nz. Phone: 64-9-373-7599, ext. 86814. excerpted, with thanks, from an ISSG news release. Thanks to C. Warner (CWarner@auckland.ac.nz) for information.

The California Invasive Plant Council and Watershed Project have jointly published *THE WEED WORKERS HANDBOOK*, A Guide to Techniques for Removing Bay Area Invasive Plants, a 2004 volume. Though aimed at the San Francisco, California Bay region, the spiral bound, 128-page handbook incorporates widely applicable material such as: * a simple, strategic approach to dealing with wildland weeds; * descriptions of techniques used to control wildland weeds; and, * full color illus- trations and detailed descriptions of the worst weeds (in the speci- fied region). Targeted species include vines, shrubs, perennials, biennials, annuals, grasses, and even trees. Copies of the handbook can either be ordered or freely downloaded and printed from the Cal-ipc website at: www.cal {$} -> Cal-IPC, 1442-A Walnut St., #462, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA. info@cal-ipc.org. Fax: 1-510-217-3500.

Original papers on many aspects of pest management appear in *NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION*, an annual publication from, and the journal of, the NZ Plant Protection Society (NZPPS). The journal, online at www.hortnet.co.nz also serves as a record of papers presented at the Society's annual conference. The complete papers published in the journal (in PDF) can be freely downloaded.


*BIOINVASIONS: The JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY*, 43(5), October 2006 edition, is entirely devoted to a "Special Profile: Biological Invasions." See: www.blackwell CORN MOLDS AND MYCOTOXINS: For October 2006, *CROP PEST ONTARIO*, 11(18), a monthly newsletter from CANADA's Ontario Province, focuses entirely on "Corn Ear Molds and Mycotoxins." Articles range from descriptive to applied ("Harvest Tips for Moldy Corn"). See: tinyurl.com

*PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES* PLANT PATHOLOGY EXTENSION SPECIALIST, Riverside, CA, USA * Assume responsibility for the diagnosis, etiology, and management of diseases of sub-tropical crops including avocado and citrus; take leadership for statewide research and extension programs for these crops; develop productive working relationships with industry, state, and federal personnel, plus non-governmental organ- izations; conduct applied research that emphasizes relevant sustain- able and integrated disease management strategies. * REQUIRED: PhD in plant pathology, or closely related discipline; demonstrated record of research productivity; ability to interact with a wide array of con- tacts. * CONTACT: J.E. Adaskaveg, Search Chair, c/o C. Brusuelas, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0122, USA. CherylFB@ucr.edu. Phone: 1-951-827-4117. Fax: 1-951-827-7577. www.apsnet.org

*SENIOR PLANT PATHOLOGY SCIENTIST, Davis, CA, USA * Lead a project team developing new biopesticide products; contribute to product evaluation; develop and support new pathogen assays; represent firm at scientific meetings; prepare and deliver written and oral scientific progress reports. * REQUIRED: PhD in plant pathology or related field; minimum of 10 years industry research ex- perience with ag chem products; experience with biopesticides and un- derstanding of plant-microbe or plant-nematode interactions; excellent communication skills; ability to work effectively in a highly dynamic, product-focused research team. * CONTACT: C. Raneses, AgraQuest, Inc., 1530 Drew Ave., Davis, CA 95616, USA. Fax: 1-530-750-0153. Phone: 1-530-750-0150. www.agraquest.com.

*EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, & SERVICES EXPEDITING PHEROMONE APPLICATION* A tractor-mounted mechanized application device was constructed to deliver large, field-scale amounts of paraffin-wax dispensers of pheromone for mating disruption ofGrapholita molesta(Busck) (oriental fruit moth), a worldwide pest of stone fruit and apples. The test unit treated and average of 1 hectare (2.5 acres) in 23 minutes and at a significant saving in labor compared to hand application of reservoir-style dispensers. Measured against a control, the device and the short duration of efficacy obtained with the formulation used was judged to be uneconomical as eight or more applications would have been required to achieve high performance mating disruption over the entire season. Further refinement, such as deposition of larger droplets on each tree, and adjustment of the pheromone formula, should prolong the period and impact of disruption. -> L.L. Stelinski, Dept. of Biosystems and Ag. Engrg., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824, USA. Stelinsk@msu.edu. See: JRNL. OF ECON. ENTOM., 99(5), 1705-1710, October 2006.

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IPM RESEARCH/TECHNICAL PAPERS --- categories and topics related to IPM



A single plant species is blamed for over US4 million worth of costs to producers and taxpayers in four U.S. states annually, and is listed as a noxious weed in 35 states. The culprit,Euphorbia esula(leafy spurge), is an erect, branching, perennial herb that aggressively crowds out desirable plants and is toxic to cattle and horses. In view of the seriousness of this invader, the journal *RANGELAND ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT*, 59(5), September 2006 issue, has published nine studies for TEAM Leafy Spurge, a government program that funded many of the studies and aims to find and develop sustainable management practices for this weed. See: tinyurl.com excerpted, with thanks, from Agnet Oct. 10/06.


Selections from current literature. IPMnet NEWS will gladly provide the address and email, if available, for first authors of the following titles. Send request to: IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu.

Phytopathology """""""""""""" "Integrated Control ofAlliumWhite Rot withTrichoderma viride Tebuconazole and Composted Onion Waste," Clarkson, J.P.,et al * PLANT PATH., 55(3), 375-386, June 2006.

"Root Diseases of Wheat and Barley During the Transition from Con- ventional Tillage to Direct Seeding," Schroeder, K.L., and T.C. Paulitz. * PLANT DIS., 90(9), 1247-1253, September 2006.

Weed Science """""""""""" "Refining the Ecological Basis for Agent Selection in Weed Biological Control," Raghu, S.,et al * AUSTRAL. JRNL. OF ENTOM., 45(4), 251-252, November 2006.

"The Implication of Stubble Tillage for Weed Population Dynamics in Organic Farming," Pekrun, C., and W. Claupein. * WEED RESCH., 46(5), 414-423, October 2006.

Entomology """""""""" "Computer-Assisted Estimation of Leaf Damage Caused by Spider Mites," Skaloudova, B.,et al * COMPUTERS AND ELEC. IN AGRIC., 53(2), 81-91, September 2006.

"Temporal Variation in Arthropod Sampling Effectiveness: the Case for Using the Beat Sheet Method in Cotton," Wade, M.R.,et al * ENTOMO. EXPER. ET APPLIC., 120(2), 139-153, August 2006. Bt Sub-section """""""""""""""" "Midgut Bacteria Required forBacillus thuringiensisInsecticidal Activity," Broderick, N.A.,et al * PROC. OF THE NATL. ACAD. OF SCI., 103(41), 15196-15199, October 2006.

"Optimum Plant Population of Bt and Non-Bt Corn in Wisconsin," Stanger, T.F., and J.G. Lauer. * AGRON. JRNL., 98(4), 914-921, July-August 2006.

General """"""" "Beyond Control: Wider Implications for the Management of Biological Invasions," Hulme, P.E. * JRNL. OF APPLD. ECOL., 43(5), 835-847, October 2006.

"Suppression of Tarnished Plant Bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) in Cotton by Control of Early Season Wild Host Plants with Herbicides," Snodgrass, G.L.,et al * ENVIRON. ENTOM., 35(5), 1417-1422, August 2006.

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news, developments

IPM and Risk

A new publication series from the Univ. of Minnesota introduces an economic risk management perspective to IPM, including the need to better understand the risk perceptions and attitudes of key IPM audiences (growers, crop consultants, IPM coordinators, etc.), as well as methods for measuring risk associated with IPM approaches.

The publication is *A RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK TO IMPROVE DECISION- MAKING* presenting several crop specific research-based examples (sweet corn, cabbage, wine grapes, with additional studies in preparation), as 2-page, full color, illustrated fact sheets. Each contains key points about economic returns and economic risks, comparing both so-called conventional and IPM systems, for the high value crop featured.

The series, found at a Univ. of Minnesota Extension Service website, www.extension.umn.edu includes several introductory discussions concerning the risk elements associated with IPM, as well as describing techniques for measuring both value and risk.

Copies of the publication can be downloaded from the website above, or ordered directly from the website (Pub. #08229) for a very nominal sum. The project was spearheaded by extension entomologist W.D. Hutchison, in collaboration with applied economists T.M. Hurley and P.D. Mitchell, and others. {$} -> W.D. Hutchison, Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, USA. hutch002@umn.edu. Phone: 1-612-624-1767. thanks to W.D. Hutchison for information.

A Range of IPM Methods

The IPM Florida Group at the Univ. of Florida has produced and recently released a 90-minute DVD of successful IPM projects stressing how various pest insect management methods impact three broad sectorsagriculture, community, and natural areas.

The disk, *INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT IN FLORIDA*, employs 20 concise segments to illustrate fundamental IPM knowledge and practices using examples from projects in each of the three sectors. The practices emphasized include: scouting, and biocontrol, plus cultural, mechanical, and chemical tactics. After a brief introduction, various length segments address a very wide range of topics.

-> J.L. Gillett, IPM Florida, Univ. of Florida, PO Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620, USA. Gillett@ufl.edu. Fax: 1-352-392-0190. Phone: 1-352-392-1901, ext. 122. Web: ipm.ifas.ufl.edu.

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U.S. AID's IPM-Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)

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IPMNET CALENDAR --- recent additions and revisions to a comprehensive global

IPMnet CALENDARUpdate recent additions and revisions to a global listing of forthcoming IPM-related events, 2006-2010. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ NOTES:

1=> This IPMnet *CALENDARUpdate* lists only: (N)ew events that have not been cited previously in the IPMnet CALENDAR or IPMnet NEWS; and, [R]evised events, incorporating new information compared to a previous listing in the CALENDAR or NEWS.

2=> The complete IPMnet CALENDAR is e-mailed annually to all IPMnet e-mail subscribers, but is kept up to date and may be requested any time from IPMnet at IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu.

3=> Please send information about future events, or revisions, to: IPMnet NEWS at IPMnet@science.oregonstate.edu. Information listed in the IPMnet CALENDAR was supplied by, and collected from, various sources; IPMnet greatly appreciates all cooperation.

(N)ewly Listed, or [R]evised Entries: as of 18 October 2006.

(N) 25 October * CROP PROTECTION BUSINESS SEMINAR 2006, Glasgow, UK. Contact: www.crop 08-09 November * PEST AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, Corvallis, OR, USA. Contact: M. Halbleib, IPPC, 2040 Cordley Hall, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR 97331, USA. Fax: 1-541-737-3080. Mary.Halbleib@oregonstate.edu. Phone: 1-541-737-2683. isnap.oregonstate.edu.

08-11 November * 7TH AUSTRALASIAN PLANT VIROLOGY WORKSHOP, Rottnest Island, Perth, AUSTRALIA. * Contact: A. Tongue, WA State Agric. Biol. Ctr., Murdoch Univ., Perth, WA 6150, AUSTRALIA. A.Tongue@murdoch.edu.au. Fax: 61-8-9360-6303. Phone: 61-8-9360-6116. science.murdoch.edu.au

22-24 November * 27TH CONGRESS OF THE MEXICAN ASSOCIATION OF WEED SCIENCE, Ensenada, BC, MEXICO. Contact: F. Lopez Lugo, Lopez.Francisco@inifap.gob.mx. www.geocities.com

27-29 November * 2006 PIERCE'S DISEASE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM, San Diego, CA, USA. * Contact: R.L. Wynn, Jr., c/o T.E. Esser, CDFA, 1220 N St., Rm. 325, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA. Fax: 1-916-651-0275. Tesser@cdfa.ca.gov. Phone: 1-916-651-0253. www.cdfa.ca.gov

10-12 December * 2006 NATIONAL FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT FORUM, Durham, NC, USA. * Contact: S. Canty, USWBSI, 380 Plant/Soil Bldg., Mich- igan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824-1325, USA. scabusa@scabusa.org. Phone: 1-517-355-0271, ext. 183. www.scabusa.org


(N) 04-09 February * REGIONAL WORKSHOP, "PRINCIPLES OF BIOSAFETY FOR THE RELEASE OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS," Khartoum, SUDAN. * Contact: E.I. El Gaali, Comm. for Biotech and GE, National Ctr. for Resch., Min. of Sci. and Tech., PO Box 2404, Khatoum, SUDAN. ElGaali@hotmail.com. Fax: 249-183-77-0701. www.icgeb.org

16-18 April * INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, "RESISTANCE 2007," Harpen- den, Herts., UK. Contact: M-L. Burnett, Phone: 44-0-1582-763133, ext. 2485. rres.resistance@bbsrc.ac.uk. www.rothamsted.ac.uk

14-18 May * WORKSHOP "INTRODUCTION TO RISK ASSESSMENT FOR THE DELIBERATE RELEASE OF GMOs: ASSISTING DECISION-MAKING IN A BIOSAFETY FRAMEWORK, Ca' Tron di Roncade, ITALY. Contact: ICGEB, Conferences and Meetings, Padriciano 99, I-34012 Trieste, ITALY. icgeb@icgeb.org. Fax: 39-04-022-6555. www.icgeb.org

12-19 August * 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ROOT AND BUTT ROTS OF FOREST TREES, Berkeley, CA, USA. Contact: A. Smith, ESPM-ES,137 Mulford Hall, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. MSSmith@nature.berkeley.edu. Fax: 1-510-643-5436. Ph: 1-510-643-4282. nature.berkeley.edu

14-16 August * 60TH NEW ZEALAND PLANT PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Napier, NEW ZEALAND. Contact: S. Reid, Secretariat NZPPS, PO Box 11 094, Hastings, NEW ZEALAND. secretary@nzpps.org. www.nzpps.org.

17-21 September * new information * 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF ALIEN PLANT INVASIONS, Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA. Contact: L. Bradley, Conf. Mgr., Congress West Pty., 12 Leura St., Nedlands, WA 6009, AUSTRALIA. Fax: 61-8-9389-1234. Phone: 61-8-9389-6906. conwest@congresswest.com.au. www.congresswest.com.au

25-27 September * 14TH BIENNIAL NSW WEEDS CONFERENCE 2007, Wollongong, NSW, AUSTRALIA. Contact: Weeds 2007 Secretariat, c/o ICE Australia, 183 Albion St., Sydney, NSW 2010, AUSTRALIA. weeds2007@iceaustralia.com. Fax: 61-2-9368-1500. Phone: 61-2-9368-1200. www.iceaustralia.com

09-12 December * corrected dates * ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING, San Diego, CA, USA. Contact: ESA, 9301 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, MD 20706-3115, USA. Fax: 1-301-731-4538. meet@entsoc.org. Web: www.entsoc.org.


[R] 23-26 June * new information * 5TH INTERNATIONAL WEED SCIENCE CONGRESS, Vancouver, BC, CANADA. Contact: A.J. Fischer, IWSS, Weed Sci., Plant Sci. Dept., Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA. AJFischer@ucdavis.edu. Fax: 1-530-752-4604. Phone: 1-530-752-7386. tinyurl.com

06-11 July * INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY, "Celebrating Entomology: Contributions to Modern Science," Durban, SOUTH AFRICA. Contact: G.L. Prinsloo, ARC-PRI, Pri. Bag X134, Queenswood, Pretoria 0121, SOUTH AFRICA. PrinslooGL@arc.agric.za. Fax: 27-12-325-6998. Phone: 27-12-304-9560. www.ice2008.org.za.


No (N)ew or [R]evised listings to report for these years.


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